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    Today, 05:38 PM
    tesral started a thread [Spells / Magic] Mass Sheep in Campaign Resources
    Mass Sheep Summoning Level: Mage 4 Components: V, S, M Casting Time: 1 round Range: 120'r Effect: one sheep per level of the caster. Duration: Instantaneous Saving Throw: No Spell Resistance: No
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    Today, 08:12 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Artifacts of Thindacarulle in Campaign Resources
    Yep, Updated again. Many new items. Digging thpough the old papers I found three more, two loose and one held to add as well. http://phoenixinn.iwarp.com/fantasy/.../Artifacts.pdf I need to add an appendix of the materials and the spells in use.
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    Yesterday, 07:38 PM
    The Hero system of Exp I suppose, big chunky units that are spent on improving the PC or buy down disadvantages.
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    Yesterday, 07:33 PM
    tesral replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Artifacts of Thindacarulle in Campaign Resources
    I'm cranking out more.
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    Yesterday, 10:34 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Deceptively useless Magical "Artifacts" in Campaign Resources
    Glop: A gallon flask that gurgles and bubbles with a blackish brown ooze. Glop can be eaten or drunk (kinda). Glop will heal your wounds instantly (kinda). Glop fills the cuts and punctures with glop skin, a shinny blackish brown film. For every ten points of glop healed damage you have you...
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    10-18-2014, 11:28 AM
    tesral replied to a thread What OS are you using? in Off Topic
    I try to keep the same version of openSUSE on both my laptop and my desktop. It's easier that way. My laptop is slowly falling behind. "The Beast", the desk top and the case. All Scale Trek forum shown.
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    10-18-2014, 11:20 AM
    tesral replied to a thread Graphic Design Question. in Off Topic
    GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a great tool. It beats Photoshop in one very important category, price. And it runs on all OS platforms. I'm having a few issues with the changes made in 2.8 Leaning curves suck.
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    10-18-2014, 11:15 AM
    Not to hijackthe thread by my elxcierace with 2e was that things like the skills system crippled certain classes as to being a yes game. Likewise feats hobbled anyone bet a fighters as the feat trees required lots of feats as only fighters had. I tried ot build a broadly knowledgeable...
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    10-18-2014, 10:57 AM
    90% of the detail in my world is for me. No one else will ever read it but it is a remainder to me, two years later what the heck that was about. It keeps me consistent.
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    10-18-2014, 02:51 AM
    Can you give us a thumbnail of what you did?
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    10-18-2014, 02:48 AM
    tesral started a thread One Geek in Feedback
    What every happened to JessHartley and her advice column? I rather miss them.
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    10-18-2014, 12:44 AM
    Back again the intertubes have been boring. I have not been idle gaming wise. My Saturday group has started a new campaign with a Norse feel. They are out to become the rulers of the north. I have been working to get my long running game down in some coherent fashion. Two complete...
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    10-18-2014, 12:23 AM
    Lightweight? I like medium weight myself. I'm enough of a war gamer to like a bit of crunch in my game. True 20 is way to light for my taste. On the other hand a simulationist combat system takes way too muich time and effort. What do I like? Yes systems. A system that doen't default to...
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    10-18-2014, 12:16 AM
    tesral replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Deceptively useless Magical "Artifacts" in Campaign Resources
    I have one player I would rather give a +5 sword than a qual's feather token and a "useless item" I gave out these spectacles that either drew a lighter object to you or you to a heavier object, what every you looked at. Man he abused the hell out of that thing. Right now they have the Aesir...
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    10-17-2014, 10:30 PM
    tesral replied to a thread The level up thread! in Off Topic
    The reason for this thread doesn't even exist anymore.
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    10-17-2014, 08:51 PM
    tesral replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Artifacts of Thindacarulle in Campaign Resources
    A few minor tweaks as the Ax of the Dwarven Lords was a spelling horror show. http://phoenixinn.iwarp.com/fantasy/.../Artifacts.pdf
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    10-17-2014, 08:41 PM
    tesral replied to a thread The level up thread! in Off Topic
    Of same by as I understand it Dixie was a oooold girlfriend., They is no longer an item for like the last 20 years or more. And yea we are both thicker about the middle. (You do realize that post was 2011.) Aah hahahahahaha I have necroed the longest threat EVER!
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    10-16-2014, 04:11 PM
    You are now talking system. Most game systems avoid one hit one kill because it goes through PCs too fast. It lacks that Heroic feel. Personally I would keep the damage similar. For myself I generally give bullet 2dX. From Colt .25 autos at 2d4 to the .45 ACP at 2d10. Pistols are graded...
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    10-16-2014, 04:00 PM
    I use it for all eras. And no not usually weapons. You are expected to have gotten weapons. It is for the flashlight, torches, tent spikes, food, coil of rope, and the other things people usually forget to list. Now you can have an assault rifle and a pack of ammo, but don't ask for a wound...
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    10-16-2014, 03:54 PM
    Dice rolling app on you phone. Stop watch function, hundredths of a second. Stop, divide by what you need to for the die you need. Or, carry dice like I do.
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    10-16-2014, 06:47 AM
    tesral replied to a thread London Calling... in Introductions
    Welcome aboard kid.
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    10-15-2014, 05:18 PM
    tesral replied to a thread The level up thread! in Off Topic
    It's so on!
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    10-15-2014, 04:44 PM
    tesral replied to a thread What OS are you using? in Off Topic
    Well new computer "The Beast" Massive server case you could hold a rave in. openSUSE 13.1 Asus board, intel 3.4 quad core, 8 gig ram. 1 gig video, dual monitors (27 &24). 160 gig SSD for the root. 2 tb drives for the /home and backup drive. Boots in five seconds.
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    10-15-2014, 04:19 PM
    tesral replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Artifacts of Thindacarulle in Campaign Resources
    I just up dated the Artifacts document, new stuff and corrections. http://phoenixinn.iwarp.com/fantasy/fantpdf/Artifacts.pdf
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    10-15-2014, 04:06 PM
    tesral replied to a thread [Gear (General)] Deceptively useless Magical "Artifacts" in Campaign Resources
    I'm fond of non combat items with a real use, not the hat of comfort or the sensible shoes. The former keeps you comfortable in any normal weather conditions, the latter you avoid fatigue on long marches. In a similar vein: *Mirror of corrections -- Fixes you hair and makeup if any *Spice...
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    10-15-2014, 03:50 PM
    tesral replied to a thread [Maps] Maps in Campaign Resources
    The World Maps have been getting love as of late. Digitizing my 35 year old world maps at last. http://phoenixinn.iwarp.com/fantasy/game/worldmap.html
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    10-15-2014, 03:42 PM
    Well that said it quite nicely. Either way you are messily dead. The main differecne is with the .308 I can kill from 300 yards away under cover. With the battleax I need to get in your face about it.
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    10-15-2014, 03:24 PM
    I have to ask, does it really matter? Kind of like stamp collectors calling themselves philatelists to make it sound more important. I'll go with DMMink on the terms if it needs to be said. I'm not sure it needs to be said. Is evenone having fun? I'm cool with that no matter what you call...
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    10-15-2014, 02:34 PM
    It is a set of monster .pngs that I meed to be about to edit, and zoom. So I use GIMP.
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    10-15-2014, 02:47 AM
    I've been GMing the same one for 38 years. I think it safe to say I like it. While pre prepared Campaign settings have the advantage of being done for you, you still need to take ownership of it once you start the game. Then become homebrews ovewr time. The homebrew advantage is that no...
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Fantasy, Science Fiction / Futuristic, Space Opera
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D&D, Star Wars (any edition), Star Trek (Fasa, LUG)
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Forgotten Realms, Homebrew, any Star Wars or Star Trek setting
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50% Roleplaying / 50% Combat
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Medium Groups (Between 4 and 6 players)
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Yes
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A balanced blend of action/combat with role play/thinking.
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I've been gaming for 20+ years. First exposed to Basic DnD in '80, but didn't really play regularly until '89 when 2e DnD was released. Since that time I've played Fasa Star Trek, Champions, 2e/3e/4e DnD, Mage: The Ascension and Vampire: The Masquerade, a variety of d20 games, Masterbook, and Shadowrun 3e. When I first got into gaming, I gamed several times a week. Now that I'm in my mid 30s, I average somewhere between every other week to once every three weeks as my schedule allows. I'm currently feeling burn out with gaming, only due to the fact that I've essentially gamed with the same group of guys for most of the 20 years I've been gaming. It all feels very stale and I need newness.

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What happened to having a thick skin?!

by Dytrrnikl on 10-25-2010 at 08:39 PM
Maybe I'm old school in thought, however, Sascha's most recent blog, along with some other things that have struck a cord with me, really got me thinking about one simple question, "WHAT HAPPENED TO HAVING A THICK SKIN?!"

I was ridiculed mercilessly for living with my Grandmother while I was child, for having second hand clothing, for going through someone else's trash to find bike's to clean-up, cannibalize, and slap together just to have a bike. I got my ass kicked on an

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An Apology and Correction...

by Dytrrnikl on 10-06-2010 at 09:55 PM
First, to anyone who has read my Draining Magic blogs, I apologize, as I discovered to my dismay that in Part 2, I posted my system for an alternate spell casting system for which I have not worked out all of the bugs as of yet.

Here is what I came up with, something which has worked out well so far in the limited playtests I have done.

1. No more # of spells per level per day. Instead, each spellcasting class has a Maximum Spell Level Known. This is based upon the spell

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Draining Magic part 2...

by Dytrrnikl on 10-06-2010 at 09:02 AM
Ok, as I said previously, magic that ultiamtely has a draining effect on the caster has always resonated with me. Well, here is what I've created (hopefully original).

A few terms, used for convenience:
Spells - cover arcane and divine spells, as well as psionic powers.

Magic - covers arcane and divine magic, as well as psionics.

Caster - all classes that cast or manifest

First, a nod to 4E, as I seperate spells into quick and dirty spells

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Draining magic...

by Dytrrnikl on 10-04-2010 at 06:43 AM
Something I have been working on for awhile is modifying some mechanics in regards to magic - be it arcane, divine, or (for those of you that lump it all in one) psionics.

The Inspiration: Something that has always resonated with me in regards to magic, is that it is taxing in some fashion; that the human or demi-human body isn't truly capable of constantly handling the energies being channeled through or manipulated by the individual. Shadowrun had a nice drain mechanic to simulate

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Gaming Variety...

by Dytrrnikl on 09-05-2010 at 10:38 AM
When I first joined P&P, I was in the midst of gamer burn out looking for something - anything to reinvigorate my gaming passion. I'm the type of person, that probably over thinks things, and as is typical, have spent a good deal of time over the last year and half, trying to figure out why gaming just wasn't enjoyable for me. Recently, thanks to some insight from my wife - who happens to loathe the fact that I game, but figures if I enjoy it who is she to judge. She made mention that she's

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